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Location: Duquesne, Pa. USA

I am a retired Pipefitter. I worked for US Steel Corp. for 28 & 1/2 years there as one & then 10 years as a outside Pipefitter contractor. In that job you get used to making honey out of poop. Meaning, you don't always get what you need to do the job so you have to improvise, a lot.
You also get to touch a lot of the trades. Meaning, during the preformance of your job you get to work in other trades to complete the work.
Since I was about 5 years old I helped my Dad working on projects around the house. My Mom & Dad's home. It was during that time I started working with wood. Now I am 61 years old, and a lot of projects made from wood and other materials have past through my calloused hands. I really enjoy working with wood.
I guess that is why I have a stockpile of 2400 board feet of hardwood in my backyard, ricked & tarped to keep out the weather. I get it for free, so most of my projects are made out of it.
Lately I haven't been building anything because I have been repairing & refinishing furniture that I pick up from my nightime curbside pickups in my truck.
People are throwing out very good furniture & buying 'new' furniture that comes in a box, and that is made out of sawdust, glue & vinyl veneer. Go figure. They are throwing away hardwood furniture with dovetails & are buying junk.

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 08:45 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 08:59 PM

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 09:14 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 11:06 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 12:48 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 05:42 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 07:52 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-23-2008 05:44 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 02-25-2008 10:34 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 06:29 AM

Thanks everyone for the invites!

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 02:15 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#12 posted 08-14-2008 07:00 AM

I can’t wait to get back into my workshop, everyone. It’s been a long time that I haven’t been in it. I’ve been sick with pneumonia for 2 1/2 weeks now & my doctors tells me, that it might be another 2 weeks. I am going slowly nuts. I’m only working on the computer, watching the boob tube & watching my toenails grow. Talk about being bored, bored & BORED!!

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#13 posted 02-08-2009 05:27 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year anniversary at Lumber Jocks!

-- Gary D.

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#14 posted 02-13-2010 03:57 AM

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- Gary D.

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